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Lundqvist: Delay caught Rangers napping

Jan 26, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

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Martin Brodeur didn’t seem too pleased with some of the outside factors in the New York Rangers’ 7-3 win during Sunday’s Stadium Series game, but maybe it isn’t just griping from the New Jersey Devils’ standpoint. Specifically, Rangers such as Henrik Lundqvist noted that a sun-related delay really threw things off, especially since they believed it would last longer than it did.

Specifically, ESPN’s Katie Strang reports that the turnaround interrupted Lundqvist’s nap while Marc Staal (gasp) had to cut his pasta consumption short. (Brutal conditions, indeed.)

Lundqvist,  31, admitted he felt especially out of it in the first period, when he allowed three goals on 10 shots.

“I wondered whether I was going to finish the game,” Lundqvist said.

Obviously, the Rangers rebounded in a big way, taking over the game with four goals in the middle frame. For all the mild criticisms going around, Jaromir Jagr seemed to take it all in stride, as the Newark Star-Ledger’s Rich Chere reports.

  1. 950003cups - Jan 26, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    This was an utter embarrassment. If DeBoer is not finally fired, they’re gonna suffer at the gate. Next game is gone be empty. This team is a joke. Lou Lamoriello has been horrendous for a very long time now. Gives the worst contracts to the worst players and can’t keep ANY of his top FAs.

    Time for the NJ Devils to replace Lou Lamoriello.

  2. yukon13 - Jan 26, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    I find queen Lundqvist to be a very soar person. The honest truth that he shoulda of said is that they were outplayed in the first. And not saying that he was partially a sleep. Just like we were out played in the second and third. Proof that he has no class

    • hullooozeeba - Jan 26, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      You are an uneducated, clueless moron. The words you were attempting to use are: “sore”, not soar and “asleep”, not a sleep.
      Where do you get off determining what Lundqvist should have said? BTW, check your proofs, Henrik Lundqvist is widely regarded as a class act and is well regarded by fans, players and the media.
      Please accept that the NJ devils organization is in a down phase and the team is largely a bunch of players in the twilight of their careers.

      • jhaegs - Jan 26, 2014 at 11:54 PM

        I like “shoulda of said”. That’s like a double whammy!

        *should have said
        OR
        should’ve said (sounds like “should of”, but that would be stupid)

        Also, perhaps he was trying to help Brodeur out by saying everything was out of whack…

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 26, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Yay spelling errors!

    • 950003cups - Jan 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      I don’t like Lundqvist because he’s a Ranger. As a person, he’s held himself to great standards. Nothing wrong with him as a person.

      As for the idiot who feels the need to correct your spelling; GET A LIFE

  3. yukon13 - Jan 27, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Thanks for providing more proof!

  4. kastout11 - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Marty is crying again. I never get bored seeing him complain. My only issue with Lundqvist is I am a Flyers fan, and he is on the stinking Rangers. Since my team really stinks, as proven on Saurday, I don’t have much of an issue with Henrik enjoying some success. He has always been a class act.

  5. nj666 - Jan 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    from the bleachers of 237

    a huge under looked factor on why the devils d were so bad was that the pairing of salvador and zidlicky had the most ice time. They are the least defensive sound players on the team, granted zids puts points up he just cant hold the blue line for anything. Salvador he’s just useless. After a while it seemed like PDB started jumbling the lines up and that took the offense for the devils right out of the game. Oh and Schneider should have started. Thats all I have to say about that.

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